To witness is not a passive experience. It is not achieved by sitting on the sidelines and watching the world go by; there is a real difference between spectating and witnessing.  Witness infers perception, cognition, and understanding.  It requires, on some level, contribution.  
Great photography is more than good pictures; its' significance is achieved though the magic of a unique perspective. A great photograph demands that we see with better eyes.  It is active and asks for participation and humility.  It is in this way that great photography can become perfect witness.  
The Human Portrait Project is built upon the idea of witness.  Too long has existed the spectator within. This project exists to manifest a new way of seeing.  It is a study of the unnoticed - an expedition of the ignored. This is a series of portraits and narratives conceived to investigate, celebrate, and ultimately to witness the glory of the unseen world.  
"We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its' glory."    - Alan Watts
 
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A portrait is a photograph of someone who knows they are being photographed - they are conscious of, and participating in, the process. It takes no great power to produce a portrait. Just point and… Click. Photography requires light and chemistry, or computers, but it doesn't require magic.... Yet the magical image exists.  
I believe magic manifests when we notice life in new ways; it exists because of how we look at the world, not what we see.  The Human Portrait Project is my attempt to explore a new way of seeing; I want to look at the world around me and actually notice it.  This project is built around a study of the ignored. It's a series of portraits and stories about the rest of us... an expedition to investigate, and celebrate, our subculture.  

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